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EXPERIENCE SCWA 2015…"First Big Car Wash Show of the Year"

Neither rain nor sleet nor ice deterred the SCWA Convention and EXPO from being a huge success. Car wash owners and vendors recently gathered at the Arlington Convention Center for the annual Southwest Car Wash Association event, the First Big Car Wash Show of the Year.

Click here for more pictures of the 2015 SCWA Convention & Car Wash EXPO.

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Car wash recommended after snow and salt on roadways
KLBK-TV
Throughout the wintery weather Texas' South Plains have endured, vehicles also endure some damage. The DMV suggests car washes are an effective way of preventing cars from rusting due to snow and salt on roadways. Lubbock-area car washes agree car washes do more for your car's maintenance then just leave them sparkling.
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The team myth: The 5 steps to successful team building
Auto Laundry News
The NFL has 32 teams, not groups. Teams. All teams are groups, but not all groups are teams. Calling a group a team doesn’t make it one. That’s the team myth. Too many business owners and executives think of "team" as a label. It’s not. A "team" is an achievement; a dynamic process that includes talent, focus, motivation and sacrifice. It has a personality, preferences and a unique culture.
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The worst droughts in 1,000 years may be on the horizon for the
American West

Public Radio International
A new study published in the online journal "Science Advances" predicts global warming will fuel "mega-droughts" in the Southwest and Plains states that are worse than any drought of the past 1,000 years. Mega-droughts last for several decades, rather than years, and affect a wide area. Physical evidence shows they occurred in the American Southwest about 1,000 years ago during a warm epoch known as the Medieval Climate Anomaly.
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Charitable planning: How to donate and get tax breaks for giving
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
The will to give is strong in many people, including car washes and detailing businesses. As a society, we cherish the right to give to the charitable institutions of our choice. The will to give is what we refer to as "charitable intent." We want to give. Often, the biggest hurdles to giving are that we do not know how to give or we assume that our family will suffer as a result of our giving. Our goal here in this article, is to show you a few ways to make such gifts in a tax-savvy manner.
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San Marcos, Texas, adjusts regulations for swimming pools, car washing
Community Impact Newspaper
It may soon be easier to fill swimming pools and wash cars at home in San Marcos after the City Council requested adjustments to the city’s existing drought ordinance on Feb. 23. The Citizens Utility Advisory Board, which is responsible for making recommendations regarding the city’s utility services and rates, wrote a letter to City Council that was presented at a Jan. 12 water conservation workshop.
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Water development project causes division in Central Texas
The Associated Press via Jacksonville Progress
A project that aims to pull more than 5 million gallons of water from the small town of Wimberley for nearby developing suburbs has caused division in Central Texas. The Dallas Morning News reports that experts say that disputes over water development to feed fast-growing suburbs will become more common. In what residents are calling a "water grab," Houston-based Electro Purification is drilling wells in an area that is unregulated by groundwater conservation districts to pull water from the Trinity Aquifer.
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End of an era — Market entry barriers expand
Auto Laundry News
Barriers to market entry are obstacles that restrict the ability of a new car wash to enter and begin operating in a given area. These obstacles may involve making large investments in capital equipment or overcoming strong customer loyalties that have already been earned.
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Senate bill wants recall vehicles fixed before registration
Reuters
Cars or trucks subject to industry recalls would have to be repaired before the vehicles could be registered under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 2. The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, is the latest congressional response to the deadly defects in General Motors Corp.'s ignition switches and Takata Corp.'s air bag inflaters, which have prompted millions of recalls.
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The 5 people you need in your digital marketing dream team
Small Business Trends
When you first get started in business, you and maybe one or two other people wear all the hats. Not only are you the owner of your business, you’re its accountant, IT manager, customer service representative and marketing rep all at the same time. Over time though, as your company grows, you’ll find it necessary to branch out and establish teams of specialists. And when this happens, one of the first teams you’ll want to consider building is your digital marketing team.
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